461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

764th Crews 765th Crews 766th Crews 767th Crews

 Anderson - #12/2  Arbuthnot - #39-1  Avery - #25  Baker - #22-1  Baran - #118  Barnes - #9/16  Beatty - #26-1  Bennett - #31  Blake - #7/26  Bloxom - #7/3-1  Brady - #24R  Brewster - #1/22  Bruning - #29R  Butler - #4/16-3  Caran - #3/3  Carr - #25  Chalmers - #23-1  Childrey - #36  Cooper - #4614  Crossman - #5993  Cunningham - #26R  Demmond - #4/16-2  Ford - #29  Frattone - #??  Fulks - #31  Garrison - #28  Githens - #21-1  Gray - #27-1  Green - #20-1  Grimm - #35  Hayes - #119  Heinze - #23-2  Holly - #4/16-1  Huber - #37  Hughes - #90R  Jenkins - #30-1  Johnson - #7/23  Kelleher - #28-1  Kelliher - #89R  King - #39-?  Kostka - #33  Louches - #9/2  Marshall - #7/24  McDonnell - #4/7  McMillen - #90R  Michaelis - #1/6  Miller - #37R  Mixson - #24  Mohan - #7/24 Moore #31-2  Moss - #27  Myllmaki - #34R  Nixon - #30  Norris - #20  Peterson - #26  Phillips - #38-0  Porch - #150  Presho - #25R  Reiland - #4/16-10  Robinson - #21-1  Sage - #32  Schweisberger - #7/271  Schwisow - #7/27  Simons - #6230  Skinner - #38-2  Smith - #6409  Specht - #22  St. John - #30-1  Stanko - #448  Staples - #??  Stegeman - #22-2  Summers - #7/25  Tallant - #21  Taylor - #23  Traetta - #12/2-1 Turvey - #(25)  Vladyka - #36R  Waggoner  Warren - #5007  Weems - #34  Welton - #27R  West - #38-1  Whalen - #39R  Wnukoski - #5/7-3  Wojkowiak - #25-2  Woodruff - #33R  Yancey - #24-

765th Squadron Crews

At the 1999 reunion it was proposed that we attempt to locate, duplicate, and archive all the crew photos from the 461st Bomb Group.  The project is rolling along nicely now, but there are a lot of photos without identifying captions, so if you can supply information please E-mail me.  Read more about this effort. We are working on a way to include the ground personnel in a similar project, so please sound off on your ideas for that.

The archive now swells with pictures of over 135 crews.  Still, we are less than half-way to our goal of archiving the photos of the 300+ crews that served with the 461st Bomb Group during WWII.  92 of the photos were already in the Archive, and many have been contributed since the request went into the December 1999 Liberaider.

If we do not yet have your crew picture posted in this section we hope it will further encourage you to send one in.  We also encourage you to write a crew history to accompany your picture.  We have restructured the crew index to make it easier to follow, and to allow you to see both what we have and what we are missing.

Thank you for the enthusiastic response to this project, and we beg your patience as we catch up on the backlog of work.

Send a duplicate (not a Xerox) of your crew photo - with identifying captions - to:

461st Bomb Group Crew Photo Project

ATTN: Hughes Glantzberg

P.O. Box 926

Gunnison, CO  81230

Include a Self Addressed Stamped Photo Mailer if you wish to have your photo returned.  We would, naturally, like to have a hardcopy on file for the archive, but we will cheerfully return any photo you would like to have back.

You can also E-Mail a scanned photo to this address : Webmaster
E-Mail for instructions, and to find out how large the image should be.

When submitting crew photos to the archive, please try to include the following information:

Any Crew Numbers You Remember Being Used: In some cases there may be more than one.

Specific Crew Positions: Because MOS numbers do not indicate gunner positions, please be as specific as noting even RIGHT and LEFT Waist when possible.

Nicknames: In most cases, we can pull full names and spelling from the database, so let us know what nicknames were earned within your crew.

Crew Training Information: Please supply us with your Training Crew Number and the Stateside base at which your crew was assembled.

Crew History Or Anecdotes: Give us the story of your crew and how you worked together in the air and on the ground.

Individual Aircraft With Which Your Crew Was Associated: After the loss of the original batch of H-Models, aircraft were not as closely associated with particular crews. However, if your crew became quite familiar with an individual ship let's get that into the record.


Many of the crew photos posted do not yet have their captions added. Being a 4 finger typist (working on 5!), I wouldn't object one bit to having you drop a caption into an E-Mail so I could just copy and paste the text into place. Remember to put a crew position with each name if possible, and if you can be specific about the side each waist gunner manned, it will aid us greatly.

Crews Alphabetically By Pilot Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The notation 'ZI' in the crew number slot indicates that a crew was assigned only for processing to the US at the end of the war.


A

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo inArchive?
Anderson, John W. Jr. 765 12/02/44 12/2 Photo - Needs ID
Arbuthnot, Robert E. 765 04/11/44 39-1 2 Photos - Need ID
Avery, Richard E. 765 10/18/43 25 4 Photos - Note

B

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Baker, Robert K. 765 08/08/44 22-1 Crewmembers - Note
Baran, Walter Jr. 765 01/26/45 118 Crewmembers
Barnes, Robert T. 765 09/15/44 9/16 2 Photos
Beatty, William H. 765 08/08/44 26-1 Photo - Needs waist pos.
Bennett, James T. 765 ??/??/?? 31 Crewmembers
Blake, Robert T. 765 07/26/44 7/26 Photos and story
Bloxom, Ingrid B., Jr. 765 07/03/44 7/31-1 (20) Photo - Needs ID
Brady, Cornelius H. 765 12/31/44 24R Photo - Needs some ID
Brewster, Robert L. 765 01/22/45 1/22 Crewmember
Brown, Walter H. 765 05/07/45 ZI
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Bruning, Robert J. 765 03/05/45 29R Photo - Needs some ID
Butler, Fenton H. 765 04/16/45 4/16-3 Crewmembers

C

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Caran, Robert 765 03/03/45 134 (3/3?) Photos - 1 Needs ID
Carr, Rudolph C. 765 10/18/43 25 Crewmembers
Chalmers, Robert T. 765 08/08/44 23-1 4 Photos
Childrey, Jackson F. 765 10/18/43 36 2 Photos - Needs ID - Notes
Cooper, Leo F. 765 07/27/44 4614 Photo - Needs ID
Crossman, Phillip J. 765 10/02/44 5993 Photo - Needs information - Notes
Cunningham, William O. 765 04/03/45 26R Photo - Needs waist pos.

D

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Demmond, Edward C. 765 04/16/45 4/16-2 2 Photos - Notes

E

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Eaby, Donald C. 765 08-28-44 28-1 Crewmembers

F

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Ford, Eugene P. 765 10/18/43 29 2 Photos - Needs gun pos.
Frattone, Vincent R. 765 ??/??/?? ?? 2 Photos - Needs ID
Fulks, Glenial 765 10/18/43 31 Photo

G

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Garrison, Vernon 765 10/18/43 28 Photo - Needs ID
Githens, Kenneth O. 765 ??/??/?? 21-1 Crewmembers
Gray, Frederick A., Jr. 765 08/23/44 27-1 Photos
Green, Curtis G. Jr. 765 07/07/44 20-1 Crewmembers
Grimm, Water J. 765 10/18/43 35 Photo

H

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Hayes, John H. 765 01/31/45 119 Crewmembers
Heinze, Lloyd R. 765 12/19/44 23-2 Photo
Holly, William M. 765 04/16/45 4/16-1 Photo - Needs some ID
Huber, Roy E. 765 10/18/43 37 Photo - Needs ID
Hughes, Arthur L. 765 10/31/44 90R 2 Photos, History

I

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

J

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Jenkins, Jasper T. 765 06/09/44 30-1 Photo - Needs waist pos. - Note
Johnson, David E. A. 765 07/23/44 ?? Photo - Needs ID

K

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Kelleher, William J. 765 8/28/44 28-1 Photo - Needs waist pos.
Kelliher, Robert M. 765 10/28/44 89R Crewmembers
King, Willard R. 765 07/23/44   Photo, Notes - Needs crew pos.
Kostka, Charles F. 765 10/18/43 33 Photo - Needs waist pos.

L

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Lenhart, Francis M. 765 05/07/45 ZI
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Louches, Robert J. 765 09/02/44 9/2 Crewmembers

M

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Marshall, Clarence P. 765 7-24-44 7/24 Crewmembers - Note
McDonnell, Charles P. 765 04/07/45 4/7 Crewmembers
McMillen, Dewey A. 765 12/19/44 90R Crewmembers
Michaelis, Donald, W. 765 01/06/45 1/6 Crewmembers
Miller, Johnson S. 765 12/31/44 37R Photo
Mixson, Marion C. 765 10/18/43 24 2 Photos - Needs some ID
Mohan, Bernard J. 765 07/24/44 7/24 Crewmembers
Moss, Thomas R. 765 10/18/43 27 2 Photos - Needs ID
Myllmaki, Edward E. 765 07/07/44 34R Crewmembers

N

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Nixon, Forrest D. 765 10/18/43 30 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Norris, Samuel N. 765 10/18/44 20 Photo - Needs ID

O

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

P

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Peterson, Edward W. 765 10/18/43 26 Photo
Phillips, Rollen L. 765 04/11/44 38-0 Photo
Porch, Stanley P. 765 12/02/44 150 Crewmembers
Presho, Burnie E. 765 07/31/44 25R Photo - Needs waist pos.

Q

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

R

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Reiland, Richard F. 765 04/16/44 4/16-10 Crewmembers
Robinson, James B., III 765 04/11/44 21-1 Photo

S

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Sage, Joseph H. 765 10/18/43 32 Photo - Needs crew pos. - Story
St. John, Earl 765 11/29/44 30-1 2 Photos - Needs waist pos. - Notes
Schweisberger, Robert E. 765 07/27/44 7/271 Crewmembers
Schwisow, Lauren L. 765 07/26/44 7/27 Crewmembers
Simons, William V. 765 10/16/44 6230 Crewmembers
Skinner, Ernest C. 765 01/07/45 38-2 2 Photos - Needs waist pos.
Smith, Gerald R. 765 10/07/44 6409 Photos - Need waist pos. - Notes
Specht, John K. 765 10/18/43 22 Photo
Stanko, John J. 765 03/23/45 448 Crewmembers
Staples, Robert S. 765 11/29/44 20- Photo - Needs waist pos.
Stegeman, John C. 765 11/29/44 22-2 Photo - Needs waist pos.
Street, Samuel S. 765 05/07/45 ZI
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Summers, Leslie L. 765 07/25/44 7/25 Crewmembers

T

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Taylor, Noble A. 765 10/18/43 23 Photo - Needs ID
Tallant, William H. 765 10/18/43 21 Photo, notes - Needs Waist Pos.
Tickle, William L., Jr. 765 05/07/45 ZI
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Traetta, Dominick 765 12/02/44 12/2-1 2 Photos - Needs Waist Pos.

U

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

V

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Vladyka, Vahl A. 765 12/19/44 36R 2 Photos - Needs Waist Pos. - Note

W

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Waggoner, William E. 765 07/03/44   Crewmembers
Warren, Robert A., Jr. 765 07/26/44 5007 Crewmembers
Weems, William Z. 765 10/18/43 34 Crewmembers
Welton, Thomas B. 765 10/11/44 27R Crewmembers
West, Thomas K. 765 10/11/44 38-1 Photo - Needs some gun pos. - Notes
Whalen, Russel G. 765 10/11/44 39R Photo - Needs waist pos.
Wnukowski, Raymond 765 5/7/45 5/7-3 Photo
Wojtkowiak, Leonard S. 765 01/07/45 25-2 Photo - Needs Waist Pos.
Woodruff, Lawrence O. 765 09/09/44 33R Photo - Needs Waist Pos.

X

Pilot Name Sq. DateAssigned CrewNumber Photo inArchive?

Y

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Yancey, James R. 765 11/29/44 24- Crewmembers

Z

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?